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Which property do the word Pressure refer to in General Theory of Relativity?

In this course by MIT Alan Guth while delivering the lecture stated " Both Pressure and Energy densities can produce gravitational fields. Negative pressure creates repulsive gravity and positive ...
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Bottle cap burst phenomenon [closed]

There is a trick you can do with a simple plastic water bottle: After putting the cap on as tight as you can, you twist the body of the bottle a few times so that it compresses the air in the bottle. ...
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how is the state parameter determined?

For radiation, dark energy and dust the pressure and energy density are related, respectively, by: $p=\frac{1}{3}\rho$ $p=-\rho$ $p=0$ My question is why? How does one show that this is how ...
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Air flow through a tube

During a discussion, a friend explained to me that the volume of air flowing through a tube could be increased up to the point where the air reached supersonic velocity. Presumably the pressure ...
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Pressure generated by a molecule inside an enclosure

I want to find the pressure generated by a molecule of mass $m$ and speed $v$ that is alone in an enclosure having the volume $V$. I wander if I can use the relation: $PV=mv^2/2$
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Methane under pressure [closed]

A tank is filled with liquid methane. Then it is closed. It sits in an infinite room at STP (standard temperature and pressure). (Initial temperature is not important; assume density of liquid ...
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Relative magnitudes of pressure gradient force and Coriolis force at midlatitudes

In the midlatitudes, both Coriolis and pressure gradient forces are present in the atmosphere. Can a statement be made about which one of the two forces is bigger in this region?
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Why is pressure an intensive property? [duplicate]

My teacher explained to me that we volume is an extensive property because it is additive in nature. But he also told us that pressure is an intensive property. Now according to the gas law equation ...
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Visualising gas temperature and gas pressure

Gas pressure is created when gas molecules collide with the wall of the container creating a force. Gas temperature is a measure of how fast the molecules are moving / vibrating. However, they both ...
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Why is the vapor pressure important for people that grow films in high vacuum chambers?

I don't understand what this vapor pressure is. The definition from wikipedia is unclear to me. If I look at two materials and one has a higher vapor pressure than the other, does that mean that the ...
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Can I induce draft in my chimney by heating the end of the pipe?

If I were to heat air surrounding the end of chimney cap outside could I create a difference in air pressure such that I could prevent backdraft?
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About the real reason why paper doesn't fall in HALF-FILLED inverted cup [duplicate]

I just happen to see a show about air pressure host by Brian Cox. As the link:http://imgur.com/EsRadFi shows, he flipped a half-filled water cup upside down then the paper on cup doesn't drop: It ...
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Why did my bag of chips expanded in airplane and didn't get back to normal after landing?

I bought a usual bag of chips and took the plane. In the air, it seemed that it was pretty much expanded, as if it was going to explode. I thought to myself : ok that's normal, the pressure in the ...
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Relation between pressure and velocity of a fluid

What is the relation between pressure and velocity of a fluid in a closed pipe flow? I used the Bernoulli equation in case of a pipe having non viscous fluid. The pipe is say tilted at an angle and ...
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Determination of radiation pressure

Consider the incidence of an electromagnetic wave on the plane $x=0$. We have that: $$f_x=\frac{dF}{dV}$$ $f_x$ is the volumic force density on the medium. My doubt is purely mathematical. I ...
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Role of rubber elasticity in the pressure inside a balloon [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if there's a pressure difference between the atmosphere and the air inside the balloon due to the rubber elasticity. A kind of analogous to the Laplace pressure in soap bubbles.
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What is the pressure exerted by air column on closed glass vessel?

Lets say we have a glass vessel initially open to atmosphere.I can understand that the pressure inside will be equal to atmospheric pressure.,But now the vessel is closed. Now will the pressure inside ...
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When deriving pressure, why do we take rebound time to be travelling time?

The derivation of the ideal gas law runs along the following lines. Imagining a container filled with some particles, by definition: $P = F/A$ $F = dp/dt$ $F_{avg} = \Delta P/ \Delta t$ If we ...
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How does pressure increase underwater?

How it is that when we go deeper in water(seas or oceans) the pressure increases, while water(generally liquids) are incompressible?
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How will hovercraft work on Mars?

The facts are: On Mars atmosphere pressure is way much lower than on Earth. To hover hovercraft blows air under itself to create air cushion. This air cushion as I understand must have enough ...
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Keeping low pressure inside a bottle

will the pressure inside a bottle remain low if I attach the bottle with a vaccum pump via a one way check valve like th following picture and then take the vacuum pump?and why?
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How does inhalation work?

In school, we learn that during inhalation, the diaphragm expands, causing air to get sucked into our lungs. You can feel this suction by putting your hand over your mouth while inhaling. Why is ...
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How is hydrostatic pressure overcome when a star is formed?

If stars are formed by the collapse of dust clouds under gravity, how is the pressure of the dust cloud overcome? As more material gathers together, gravity will increase, but pressure will also ...
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How do you calculate blower size needed for heat torch? [closed]

Known: Heater intake is 1/8", output is 1/4", pressure drop is ~8.3 psig at 5 CFM flow. Minimum SCFM is 1. The blower would need to put out a minimum of 1 SCFM and be variable above that to a max of ...
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What is Pressure Energy?

While deriving Bernoulli's Theorem, our teacher said that the sum of KE, PE and Pressure Energy per unit volume remains constant at any two points. $$P + \rho g h + \frac{\rho v^2}{2} = ...
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Atmospheric Tides effect on atmospheric pressure

Regarding the atmospheric tides effect on the pressure, this answer (and the referenced sources) seem to point that such effect is very small. However, this pressure prediction graph for my hometown ...
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pulmonary physics: balloons in closed chambers

Imagine we have an expanded balloon with radius $R_1$ and an internal pressure of $+20$ atm, in an room at $0$ atm of pressure. The system is at equilibrium. Now, I drop the pressure in the room to ...
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I'm building a bubble pane. What can I do to reduce static pressure? [closed]

I'm building a bubble pane, just for decoration in my home, using some patio door glass panes and an aquarium air pump. Soon into my testing, I learned what static pressure is. When I fill it up, even ...
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Can you be your own space suit? [closed]

A few days ago a question was asked on Reddit whether or not a human could survive in space with "just enough" of a spacesuit to plug all the important holes, e.g. a face mask to plug the eyes, ears, ...
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Does the pressure at the bottom change when two liquids mix and don't mix?

My question is when these two liquids above mix and don't mix, does the pressure at the bottom change ? When they don't mix the pressure is 2hdg + 3hdg = 5hdg (d:density) But what happens when they ...
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Calculating air pressure's return to equilibrium when a chamber is unsealed

Suppose you have 1 atmosphere of pressure in a cube 1cm on a side, in an environment at 2 atmospheres of pressure, and one side of the cube has just vanished. For any given fraction R of equilibrium ...
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Why are basic physics problems neglecting to include atmospheric pressure?

The value of atmospheric pressure is 101325 Pascal, which is a large value which implies the force exerted by atmosphere is 101325 N m$^{-2}$. Surely this can not be neglected, so why is atmospheric ...
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Is Pascal's law applicable in a very large enclosed ocean?

Pascal's law states that pressure is transmitted undiminished in an enclosed static fluid. Is this law applicable, say, We apply it to a small scale so molecules push each other to transmit the ...
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Behavior of two gases in a closed container

If two ideal gases with different molecular weights (i.e. nitrogen and argon) are injected into a closed container (of any given size, but assume ~1L), what will happen over time, assuming all ...
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Pressure Calculation - Compressed Air Volume [closed]

I am trying to calculate the change in pressure in a closed pressure vessel that is being compressed. For the sake of simplicity we can consider this to be a syringe with a closed end that is being ...
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Density profile in the atmosphere, which equations to use…? [closed]

I came across the following density profile in the atmosphere: ...
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why is air pressure in force per area instead of volume?

The basic unit of Pascals, (Pa), is one Newton (N) per meter square (area). Why is this, especially for things like air pressure that deal with three dimensional space? Shouldn't something like air ...
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Sliding Wine Glass [duplicate]

Earlier today, I came across a strange phenomenon involving a just-washed wine glass and a countertop. The gist of it is: when you place a warm wine glass upside-down on the wet countertop, it starts ...
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Confusion with Fluid pressure

I have studied on the internet that gases exert equal pressure in all directions in a container but liquids do not. In liquids pressure exerted on the wall of a container increases with depth. Why is ...
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Does shaking a carbonated soda warm it up?

I had an odd situation where i left a soda near the fridge exhaust and it developed some ice crystals (i could hear it sloshing). When i took it out i instinctively shook up the closed soda can with ...
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How can the atmospheric pressure be different in distinct points at the same altitude?

From an hydrostatic point of view, the pressure in a fluid should be the same at the same depth/altitude. Obviously, in our atmosphere that does not happen. I am guessing that the main reason is the ...
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Problem in understanding the Proof of $PV^{\gamma}$ =constant in thermodynamics

I have looked at the proof of this relation $PV^\gamma = C$; (where $P$ is pressure and $V$ is volume) in quite some places but I am not able to understand the logic behind the third step. In ...
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Water bombing - risks and possibilities

I just saw a video on youtube, where an excavator drops a load of water on a car, destroying it completely. I also saw a video with a fire-fighting plane dropping even more water on a burning truck. I ...
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What affect does pipe diameter have on a manometer? [closed]

I am building a DIY hoover and want to test different technical configurations of the device (hose diameter, hose length, motor RPM, motor voltage, cavity size, etc). My objective for testing these ...
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Calculate water pressure in a elastic material cavity

Imagine there is a ball-shape cavity made of elastic material. The diameter of the cavity is 1 cm so that the capacity of the cavity is $\dfrac{4}{3}\pi\approx4.19 \textrm{cm}^3$. Now we pump ...
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Force caused by gas expansion

Let's say a gas is heated rapidly due to an explosion, how can you find the outward force caused by the expansion of the gas?
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Why does rolling down opposite windows create a breeze?

If, while driving, I roll down both of the front windows an inch or two, it mainly creates some turbulence around the window. By symmetry we shouldn't really expect anything different. However, if I ...
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Could a standing microwave in a cylinder produce enough force at the anode to create lift or substantial thrust/pressure

Lets assume we create a standing wave in a cylindrical cavity full of air or water. If we put an escape/exhaust valve at each anode of the wave could we create thrust from the force of the wave acting ...
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Calculating accuracy, error, full scale error, relative error and more in a specific case

I recently bought a O2(oxygen) sensor and I am trying to figure out the error in the percentage O2 (O2pct, unitless but in %) output value that it gives out. This error is not stated in its data ...
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Struggling with a conversion. Showing number of atoms per cubic meter using pressure in Torr

I have been trying to show that the following is true: N = 9.65 x 10^24 x (P/T) Where N is the number of atoms per cubic meter of an ideal gas at pressure P (in Torr) and temperature T (in Kelvin). ...